Feeds

Samsung steels itself for Twittering yoof touchphone release

Presenting the... er... Corby

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup

Samsung will launch a new yoof-centric mobile phone later this month. The handset shares a moniker with a former Northamptonshire steel town.

Samsung said the Corby will sport a 2.8in, 320 x 240 touchscreen and provide access to users' Facebook, Twitter and MySpace accounts.

There's no HSDPA or even 3G: the Corby goes to the Edge but no further.

Samsung Corby

Samsung's Corby: designed for the Twittering yoof of Britain

The company claimed Corby is "notable for both its body design and colours – which mark a significant break from the way full touch phones are usually designed". It will be offered available in a selection of "bold" colour options such as "Jamaican Yellow", "Cupid Pink", "Minimal White" and "Festival Orange".

As to why Samsung decided the small town of Corby warranted memorialising through a mobile phone, we can only guess. But we can't wait to see what they do with Towcester...

Samsung said the Corby will go on sale across Europe around the middle of the month. It will retail for around €150 (£107/$221). ®

The essential guide to IT transformation

More from The Register

next story
So, Apple won't sell cheap kit? Prepare the iOS garden wall WRECKING BALL
It can throw the low cost race if it looks to the cloud
Samsung Gear S: Quick, LAUNCH IT – before Apple straps on iWatch
Full specs for wrist-mounted device here ... but who'll buy it?
Apple promises to lift Curse of the Drained iPhone 5 Battery
Have you tried turning it off and...? Never mind, here's a replacement
Now that's FIRE WIRE: HP recalls 6 MILLION burn-risk laptop cables
Right in the middle of Burning Mains Man week
HUGE iPAD? Maybe. HUGE ADVERTS? That's for SURE
Noo! Hand not big enough! Don't look at meee!
AMD unveils 'single purpose' graphics card for PC gamers and NO ONE else
Chip maker claims the Radeon R9 285 is 'best in its class'
prev story

Whitepapers

Endpoint data privacy in the cloud is easier than you think
Innovations in encryption and storage resolve issues of data privacy and key requirements for companies to look for in a solution.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Advanced data protection for your virtualized environments
Find a natural fit for optimizing protection for the often resource-constrained data protection process found in virtual environments.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Next gen security for virtualised datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.